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Milwaukee County Board to host public meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 18, about the repair and preservation of the Domes. Read more

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The pro-immigrant mural by high school students on the side of a county bus generates controversy. Read more

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The Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors celebrate Black History Month, while housing experts discuss the decline in black homeownership. Read more

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The Milwaukee County Board and Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele don’t agree on much, but they agree that the county needs financial help from the state. Read more

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The Milwaukee County Board unanimously approved funding Thursday for the third and final stage of a study to discover future options for the Mitchell Park Domes. Read more

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Money would need to be approved for a task force to continue their work regarding the future of the Domes. Read more

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A recent audit of operations, concessions and events at the Mitchell Park Domes reveals non-standard accounting and questionable management practices among all parties ostensibly in control of the facility. Read more

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Milwaukee County officials want to make sure they get a fair bargain from the state. That’s why they proposed a sweeping set of solutions Thursday in order to avert a funding crisis facing the county. Read more

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A new twist has emerged regarding prospects for the Mitchell Park Horticultural Conservatory, more commonly known as the “Domes.” Could it be merged with the Milwaukee Public Museum? Read more

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The Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors decided Thursday to further investigate if the county has authority concerning where a new residential care center for youth could be located. Read more

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Chris Abele wants control. When Abele-funded candidates win elections, who do you think they will be responsive to: their constituents or the guy that bought them their job? Read more

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It’s long been a truism that Milwaukee County residents love their historic parks. Nonetheless, continual defunding for three decades has left much of the county’s parks frayed and even derelict. Read more

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The future of the Mitchell Park Domes is at stake. The public has an opportunity to express its ideas and opinions about various county proposals on Tuesday, June 26 in the lobby of the Mitchell Park Domes. Read more

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Milwaukee County Parks’ officials abruptly announced they would not renew the popular market’s lease in March without consulting with market staff. Read more

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The farmers market’s ouster from the Domes Annex will be addressed at the next Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors Parks, Energy & Environment Committee meeting. Read more

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Despite Milwaukee County’s long-standing Anti-Secrecy Policy, County Executive Chris Abele and his administrators often operate in the shadows; indeed, four county committees addressing parks issues, convened since 2016 by Abele or his ... Read more

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Despite its popularity, organizers of the Milwaukee’s Winter Farmers Market at the Mitchell Park Domes Annex were abruptly informed last month that the market’s lease would not be renewed at the domes annex. Read more

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The Shepherd Express announces its political endorsements for the Tuesday, April 3, Wisconsin elections. Read more

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A bill to drastically increase Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele’s power and decrease the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors’ jurisdiction drew much opposition and limited support at a recent state legislative hearing. Read more

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The state legislation creating an appointed Mental Health Board to oversee Milwaukee County’s Behavioral Health Division (BHD) set a low bar for public transparency and involvement. But that will change in 2016 as members voted Thursday to ... Read more

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